OneDrive is pathetically slow with uploads. For at least the last two weeks, it's been closer to dial up speeds. It can take hours to upload 500 meg. Historically, I haven't seen uploads faster than very low broadband speeds. I have a decent broadband connection - can stream HD movies and do other things simultaneously. I'm truly sick of it. What's more amazing...I'M A PAYING CUSTOMER. I'm not just using the free version. I would expect slower speeds if I were only using the free version. But to pay money and get this, pitiful.
We are focused on performance of the client across various scenarios: new files, file edits, initial sync. We’ve made numerous improvements over the course of the past year and have additional work planned in this area.
Mouloud Aït-Kaci commented
Disabling files on demand seems to speed up updates and uploads by a lot.
That's however still not normal to have this slow of an upload when bandwidth is not an issue (200Mbps upload here).
I was also suffering with upload speed, so I decided to delete a large unused for now project (400,000 plus files) from OneDrive, because I suspect that there is little intelligence searching for updated files. The delete has been running for over a day, with little indication that it's progressing.
Per the Admin post, they've been working on this issue for a year. Based on the first 24 hours, my initial sync is going to take a month. I found my own solution in less than a day - I'm going back to Dropbox. Maybe I'll hit you back in a year and see if you've made any progress.
Abbas Naqvi commented
This is 20th July 2020 and the problem still persists. We have tested this issue on multiple platform from multiple location across the globe using Multiple ISPs and still experience the same problem. OneDrive takes ages to sync files! Uploading is terribly slow!
Do you have a solution planned in the near future or should we move to others who provide this solution faster and cheaper?
Grégory Drouin commented
Hi everyone, I've been searching for a solution for this for a long time now, and since Microsoft won't do anything, I've come up with a "solution"... More like a workaround, actually...
I posted the whole thing on reddit so here's the link : https://www.reddit.com/r/onedrive/comments/hlmi3t/how_to_force_onedrive_to_download_a_particular/
It is proof that OneDrive can download much faster than it does. And If I can use a third party software with a Windows setting to bypass that, there's no way OneDrive engineers can't implement it.
I hope it helps someone.
Micha Gasser commented
We have it in our company, it costs a lot of time every day. Not smooth at all. Painfully slow.
Peter Brown commented
Same here. Max upload is 100kb/s and massive hogging of other resources making many web pages time out before I can view yhem.
Turning One Drivel off is the only solution that works. spent hours last year trying to help MS support fix this problem and they achieved nothing and I gave up. I will bin this doggy do's when my subs expire and use a service that works.
Andrew Allaway commented
OneDrive is downloading at aprrox 600kb/sec on a machine capable of downloading at 376mbs/sec (all wired and directly cable to the router). An a appauling waste of time OneDrive, might as well keep the data on external hard drives. I pay for this I must be stupid. The files I ma downloading are several GB's, this is going to take a long time.
Johnie Karr commented
As a service, UI/UX, pricing, security, etc ... OneDrive surpasses DropBox in every way ... except for your syncing engine. It takes OneDrive a considerable amount of time longer to sync files from desktop to cloud and down to other desktops.
Is this being fixed... status says "working on it" since Aug 2019.
I've had the issue for a number of years and resorted Dropbox. I've contacted Microsoft before about this and twice handed over to a local third party service provider. During the 3 way call, the service provider says while the MS customer service person is on the phone "sure, happy to help, lets schedule time next week. Then when we have a call, just to fix my Onedrive issue, the third party "MS Gold" service provide wants to sign me up to a 12 month service agreement and when I say I just want my business Onedrive fixed not a service agreement I am told "sorry, can't help, you are too small for us anyway".
But today I thought, I'd give it another go searching the net for solutions and checked my settings are correct.
For a 15MB file, Onedrive takes 35 seconds to complete, Dropbox takes 5 seconds.
I thought maybe it was due to where the datacentres are located, apparently, there is a local MS datacentre but the Dropbox datacentre is based offshore!
Anthony S. commented
I really don't understand how anyone on the planet is using this service. I could quite literally put my files on a thumb drive and mail it to someone across the country faster than it takes OneDrive to sync. If I'm lucky I can sync up to 100MB a day. It typically takes a few hours just to get 4MB.
Whoops - I'm on Mac. Transferring my votes to here https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913525-onedrive-on-mac/suggestions/37527448-updating-files-forever
Uploading in OneDrive desktop is so slow, that it's barely uploading something. But if you upload a folder using OneDrive.com it seems adequately fast.
Could you please add process priority option into admx, setting onedrive process to low really help to make computer responsive again and stop crashing without increasing the sync time.
Onedrive client can't sync large number of files. I have 300K small files (250GB) which were on dropbox. It used to work like charm with Dropbox. I need to migrate to Onedrive and upload the data. And it is pathetic. There are no tools to do that.
Onedrive client just gets stuck. Browser upload crashes. No Support from any where.
I tried Rclone but upload is very very slow. It is a business account.
Same issue here.
Same issue. Uploading works very slow for One Drive. I can upload very fast with Google Drive or Dropbox. What can I do to improve my upload speed for onedrive?
Yuriy Kazmirchuk commented
I am a paying customer too and OneDrive is much slower than Google Sync, please fix it.
My OneDrive keeps hanging with 100 kb remaining, particularly on large files. It will sit for 20 minutes or more showing for example12.8 of 12.9 mb
It has taken me nearly 48 hours to try and upload 62gb of small files (MP3s) to free up space on my Mac and it still has 25GB of the 62gb to go!
I guess Microsoft are struggling with Covid-19 situation and everyone using cloud services, but I'm going to try Apple iCloud to copy these files to instead.
Andrew Cross commented